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Overview (4)

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Birth NameShannon Lee Tweed
Nickname Turtle
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Shannon Tweed was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She rose to stardom as Miss November 1981 for Playboy magazine. In 1982, Shannon began her film career and also appeared in the soap opera Falcon Crest (1981). She became Playmate of the Year in 1982. She was briefly involved with Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner but has carried on a long-term relationship with KISS member Gene Simmons since 1983. Tweed and Simmons married in 2011. She has become somewhat of a "B" movie "queen", appearing in numerous low-budget "erotic thrillers" and adventure films. She and Simmons have two children, a son named Nicolas (b. 1989) and a daughter Sophie (b.1992).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: updated by JeZeBeL and RB

Family (4)

Spouse Gene Simmons (1 October 2011 - present)  (2 children)
Children Nick Simmons
Sophie Simmons
Parents Louise Tweed
Relatives Tracy Tweed (sibling)
Emily Tweed (niece or nephew)
Hunter Tweed (niece or nephew)

Trivia (11)

Playboy Playmate of the Month November 1981.
Playboy Playmate of the Year 1982.
Older sister of Tracy Tweed.
Has two children with Gene Simmons: Nick Simmons and Sophie Simmons.
Represented the Ottawa Valley in the 1978 Miss Canada Pageant, placing fourth.
Is the third of seven children. She has three brothers and three sisters.
Her appearance in Playboy was arranged by a Canadian television series entitled Thrill of a Lifetime (1981) which fulfilled real-life fantasies of ordinary Canadians.
Aunt of Emily Tweed, Hunter Tweed and Jake Tweed.
Has appeared with Andrew Stevens in four films: Night Eyes II (1991), Night Eyes Three (1993), Scorned (1993) and Illicit Dreams (1994).
Daughter of Louise Tweed.
In No Contest (1995), she beat Nicholas Campbell and Andrew Dice Clay.

Personal Quotes (2)

[2005, on her relationship to longtime companion Gene Simmons] He opted never to marry. I opted not to bitch about it. I'm not the jealous type.
[sex/nudity in big budget vs. low budget films] I resent the fact that people get on me for doing nude scenes, when I never showed my crotch in a movie. But I guess if I had and I was paid a million, it would be okay. If you're making love to Michael Douglas and his bare, flabby ass then it's all right, but if you're making love to Andrew Stevens you're a B movie actress.

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